Blu Dot just launched a hometown exhibition (well, St. Paul) with their take on design. Get your taste via a linked Q&A with founders John Christakos and Maurice Blanks, after the jump.
"We were looking for a name around the time that Prince changed his name to a graphic symbol... we were considering just a blue circle without any words, but then realized (we wouldn't) know how to answer the phone if you didn't have any letters."
The show features Blu Dot's well-loved modernist goods, as well as packaging, models, prototypes and peeks into their process. Which, btw, includes closet design for firms like Crate & Barrel, Target and Home Depot.
College of Visual Arts Gallery
173 Western Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Corner of Western & Selby
Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays
Noon to 6 pm
Thursdays 12-8 pm
Images: College of Visual arts promo; portraits from Blu Dot
Studio photo by Steve Rice, Star Tribune